August 4, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1916: The United States purchased the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.

In 1944: Nazi police raided the hiding place of 15-year-old Anne Frank, whose diary became a famous account of the Holocaust. She died at a concentration camp.

In 1964: The bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.

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